Homeless Heroes 5k

Brainerd, MN

The Brainerd Jaycees believe that service to humanity is the best work of life. Who has served us better than the veterans of our great nation? We want to show our appreciation by connecting and uniting veterans of all branches, while raising awareness of the sad truth of homelessness among those who have served our country.

Join us on Saturday December 9th, 2017 for the 2nd Annual Homeless Heroes 5k and One-mile Dedication run/walk, with proceeds to benefit Homeless and Wounded Warriors MN. The community is also welcome to participate in our digital Hero’s in our Hearts campaign showcasing the men and women in uniform we call loved ones. 

Race begins and ends at Central Lakes College in Brainerd MN.       

Homeless Heroes 5k will be a chipped time event. With awards given to top finishers in each age group.

New this year: A Virtual Run/Walk has been added to the great mix of options. The Virtual 5k can be run from any location or state on your time. If you are not able to participate in our event on December 9th but still want to support the cause consider this option. Your run swag(shirt and bib) will be mailed out prior to race week if you have registered by Saturday December 2nd and 11:59 pm.

2017 Race Shirts

Heroes in our Hearts digital campaign will play during the race highlighting the men and women in uniform we call loved ones. If you have a photo of yourself or a loved one that you would like to submit please email it to homelessheroes5k@gmail.com.




When & Where

Dec 9, 2017


10:00 AM

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Brainerd, MN

Central Lakes College

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